Oh, Grace Kelly

Episode 6: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor is a big fan of dogs in jewelry.

There were fights, kisses, and plenty of curse words thrown around this week, but to be honest all of it pales in comparison to Grace Kelly. No, not the famous Hollywood star, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel draped in enormous pearls that has stolen my heart (more on this later). But in addition to all the doggie elegance, there were still many dating lessons to be learned.
 
DON'T: Make the girl drive to you
 
Tara's got a lot of rules about dating involving cars. If you don't open the door for her, she may just turn around and go back inside. And now we learn that the man should always, always pick up the girl for a date. Tara (along with Courtney) was none too pleased that Jody made her drive to him for their date. Uh-oh, has Jody now negated the points he earned for shaving that soul patch?
 
And according to Drew and Daylon, when it comes to gay men, whoever has the nicer car picks up the other person. What they don't address though is what to do when both parties have equally hot wheels. My vote would be to settle it with a good old-fashioned thumb-wrestling match. Or a head-to-head karaoke battle royale.
 
DON'T: Stay friends with your exes
 
Well, there were some differing opinions on this one from Drew and Courtney. Courtney thinks absolutely not and Drew thinks in certain situations it's OK. Drew does have a point that it seems to work for Glenn and his ex, but Courtney's vehement denial that this is a good idea tells me she's speaking from some serious personal experience. I think we'll have to watch how things play out for Glenn before giving a definitive answer on this one.
 
DON'T: Wave your finger around like Christina Aguilera
 
While I think this is perfectly fine if it's done in good fun, when Drew starts going after Courtney things got way too heated. Never underestimate the power of a pointed finger. It's a serious business, not to be taken lightly. Clearly he was overpowered by the power of the finger wave when he said those terrible things to Courtney.
 
DO: Laugh things off
 
Courtney has a knack for defusing an uncomfortable situation. After the fight and subsequent make up with Drew, she wisely suggests they learn to just be honest and laugh at each other. Like if Drew doesn't think she looks good, he should just call her Seabiscuit. Oh, Courtney, you truly have a gift for lightening the mood.
 
DO: Give your dogs a Pretty Woman moment

I probably could have watched Tara and her friend play dress up with their pooches for the entire episode. It was kind of like a live action Best in Show. From Tara saying she wanted to give her dog, Shaniqua, a Pretty Woman moment by dressing her up in jewels to Shaniqua subsequently bumbling around in that enormous necklace/collar, it was a sheer delight.

However the star of the show was obviously Grace Kelly and the dulcet cooings of her owner. When she donned that string of giant pearls with the lavender ribbon, a well-deserved hush descended upon the room followed by an unbridled outpouring of praise. However we do learn the important lesson that lavender washes everyone out -- even dogs.
 
DON'T: Go on a double date with your best friend

I mean, I couldn't think of a worse idea than a Matt and Courtney double date. There was no way this was going to go smoothly. It was hard to watch the incredibly over-the-top peacocking Matt engaged in with Mark, yet it was impossible not to. I felt for Courtney in that moment. There's nothing worse than when you bring a new friend or significant other to meet your friends and they make a really bad impression. You never want to be in that "I swear, he's normally great!" situation.

DO: Call Glenn the G-Pak

Between the Pakulak Cadillac and G-Pak, Glenn officially wins the award for best nicknames.

Next week it looks like Courtney and Matt might be taking their relationship to the next level.

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Neill talks about her band's debut and being a single mother.

Hello there, beautiful people! Lots of love, love, love to you all! Thanks for hanging in with us here through all these episodes… Who'd have known everything would turn out the way it did? The good news is I believe everything happens for a reason. 

As far as this final episode goes, I don't have too much to say. I believe the majority of the episode speaks for itself… it was nice, funny, awkward, charming, and in the end, my band got to play! I was very happy we got some of that on the last episode. I love how they showed us (my band, Kitty LaLa) playing the song "Come Home With Me" as Matt and Courtney had an intimate stare/gaze-into-my-eyes-before-we-kiss moment... Hey, that's what I write for, moments like that!  

Anyway, the show was a success, and to conclude it all, I've got to give you a bit of my "behind the scenes/is it time to pull my hair out/what did I just do" inside scoop!

1. Filming a reality show is the most stressful job I've ever had in my life! 

2. I was writing and putting my band together as the show was being filmed… Talk about stress! Aside from the fact that I'm a new mother, that one really took the cake! Glad you all got to see a glimpse of our Dallas debut. Very proud of myself and the guys… Kitty LaLa killed it!

Thank you everyone for all of your sweet, beautiful, and encouraging words. It means a lot not only as a mother, but as a single mother finding her own path, a singer/songwriter/entrepreneur, and most importantly, a young woman coming into her own. I consider this experience as a true blessing. I see all the beauty that could've come from it along with everything in between… Thank you all for your sweet words and encouraging statements. Everyone on the show has been such a blessing to me and my son. I love all of you! 

I would love to hear from you (seriously!). You can contact me via Twitter @NeillSkylar or Facebook me (if my personal page is overloaded, just hit my fan page and I'll be sure to get back to you even quicker, hehe).

And please be sure to like my band Kitty LaLa or follow us on Twitter (preferably both) @KittyLaLaMusic! Here's our new music video, "Come Home With Me" --http://youtu.be/nYSoigfFnFE

Love you all so much! Please keep in touch! Muah! And for all those single mamas out there, let's stick together. If we can do all that we do, we might as well take over the world! All my love, heart, and soul to you all! God Bless! Once again… XOXO! 

 

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